B vitamins are important cofactors and coenzymes in many metabolic pathways and they play critical roles in the maintenance of immune homeostasis (tendency toward balance). Deficiencies in vitamin B3 and B6 have been found under inflammatory conditions and both vitamins have anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, deficiencies in these vitamins have been associated with diseases or … Read more
Immune responses like allergies and inflammation can occur fairly rapidly, and prolonged inflammation can result in chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative diseases. The olive polyphenols, hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein found in Olivamine® and Pinnaclife® ImmuneHealth have potent activities that help decrease inflammation. Unregulated immune responses and bacterial inflammatory components that have crossed the intestinal … Read more
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has been used for over 50 years in many clinical investigations and human trials that have demonstrated its various benefits. NAC is an important small molecule that replenishes levels of glutathione (GSH), a powerful antioxidant found throughout the body whose levels decrease with aging. It can also neutralize free radicals, but unlike GSH … Read more
The immune system protects us from pathogens, cancers and harmful substances. Some immune cells produce free radicals known as reactive oxygen species (ROS) to destroy invading cells. Antioxidants are required to regulate immune cell release of ROS and can help regulate immune responses. Oxidative stress that is typically associated with inflammation, occurs when free radicals … Read more
Your body is constantly exposed to toxins from both internal and external sources. The body has natural mechanisms to help neutralize and eliminate toxins, but without adequate nutritional support those mechanisms can become depleted and overwhelmed leaving the body vulnerable leading to disease and premature aging.
Epigenetics describes the phenomenon of factors influencing the way our genetic code is expressed, through subtle modifications that can activate and deactivate specific genes. Environmental factors including diet can impact your genetic code and change the way your body responds to processes of disease and aging.
Nutritional support for immune health can be an important step to keep you healthy during cold and flu season. In addition the the flu vaccine, antioxidants and nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, and Fiber can play an important role in supporting and boosting your immune system to keep you healthy.
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a biomarker that indicates inflammation throughout the body and is closely tied to cardiovascular risk. CRP may also indicate cancer, infection, auto-immune disease, and more. Natural nutrients like omega-3, fiber, curcumin, hydroxytyrosol, and magnesium may help reduce CRP and associated risks.
Cells contain biological engines called mitochondria that convert food into energy the body can use. Mitochondria utilize a complex system of vitamins, minerals, essential lipids, electrolytes, amino acids, antioxidants to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies lead to dysfunction, cell death, disease, and aging.
Drug-induced nutrient depletion occurs when prescription medications deplete, block absorption, increase excretion, or increase utilization of nutrients resulting in nutrient deficiency. Most medications have potential to deplete nutrients contributing to side effects, poor tolerability, & sometimes discontinuation.
Dietary sulfur is an essential component for cellular health. It is vital for the proper formation of proteins and enzymes, and also serves as a vital cofactor in metabolic processes require to convert food into cellular energy and components. Inadequate intake of dietary sulfur results in dysfunction and disease.
High stress situations cause a reaction in your body that allows you to quickly respond and recover to the situation. But prolonged stress creates a situation where your body is constantly in a heightened stress response that can cause oxidative stress, inflammation, and cellular dysfunction that decreases immunity.